The Kula Botanical Gardens was established in 1968 as a display for Warren McCord’s landscaping business. The garden has grown into a destination that draws thousands of tourists to it on a yearly basis. The Kula Botanical Gardens is family owned and operated and is located on the slopes of Haleakala.
Inside the garden, visitors will find 8 acres of unique plants, amazing rock formations, waterfalls, koi ponds, a covered bridge, aviary and new attractions such as the carved tiki exhibit. People who enjoy the park are encouraged to bring their cameras so they can photograph the hundreds of varieties of plants.
Visiting the Kula Botanical Gardens
Each of the plants in Kula Botanical Gardens is labelled with their botanical name, common name, and country of origin. This makes finding the plants you’re interested in much easier, as well as being able to learn more about the different plants on display in the garden.
There is also a gift shop that carries locally made items and products that are of botanical interest. Visitors can find snacks for sale, restrooms, and a desk with a view of the garden to enjoy. Admission to the garden is $10 for adults and $3 for children between 6 and 12. Kids under 6 get in for free.
Special Events at the Gardens
The garden is also a popular spot to host a wedding and is able to accommodate up to 150 people. Couples interested in learning more should contact the garden by phone or mail. They should also know that a 20% non-refundable deposit is required to reserve the date. The Botanical Garden also rents chairs, tables, and tents for the event.
To find the garden, visitors will need to head to 638 Kekaulike Avenue in Kula, Maui. The garden is open daily from 9 am to 4 pm HST. Their phone number is 808-878-1715.
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